Scandinavia's largest and longest-running mental health conference

30+ years of Schizofrenidagene  Since 1989 the annual mental health conference 'Schizofrenidagene' in Stavanger has served as a key meeting point for mental health professionals. Schizofrenidagene has since its inception developed into a conference arena that is unique in both national and international contexts, presenting the work of distinguished clinicians and researchers of the highest international standards. As Scandinavia's largest and longest-running interdisciplinary mental health festival, the week-long event has become an unmissable arena for networking, the latest updates and developments in mental health care, and a memorable cultural programme.

Welcome to Schizofrenidagene - the highlight of the mental health year.

Read the history of the conference here


Schizofrenidagene 2021  is organised by Stavanger University Hospital Mental Health Services and the non-profit Mental Health Information Foundation, in collaboration  with a wide range of statutory and non-statutory bodies: -

RVTS West (Resource Centre West, on Violence, Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevention), Bergen Health Authority, Stavanger City Council,  Sandnes City Council, TIPS (Early Intervention for Psychosis) Stavanger, Mental Health Youth Section, University of Stavanger, Sola District Psychiatric Centre, Jæren District Psychiatric Centre, Mental Health South-West.

The conference is appreciative of the financial support it receives from Stavanger City Council, the Inge Steensland Foundation, and Rogaland County Council. 

Green and non-profit As an annual event with over 5000 participants, we think a lot about how we can be as environmentally-friendly as possible. 

During the conference we use eco-friendly certificated hotels, we print (where necessary) on recycled paper, serve local produce for lunch, use eco-taxis, and rely where possible on digital communication forms.

We are proud to be a non-profit concern, organised by Stavanger University Hospital Mental Health Services, the Mental Health Information Foundation and a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies.

You can rest assured that your conference fee goes wholly to cover the costs of the conference and is not used for private gain.

Organisasjon Committee, Schizofrenidagene 2021: Monica Bertinussen, specialist in clinical psychology; Co-Head of the Scientific Committee, Schizofrenidagene 2021; Lone Viste, TMA Consultant; Clinical Specialist in Mental Health Nursing; Co-Head of the Scientific Committee, Schizofrenidagene 2021; Elin Skogen, Organisational Head, Schizofrenidagene 2021; Director, Mental Health Information Foundation; Lars Ravn Øhlckers, Advisor/Specialist in Clinical Psychology, PH BURA, SUS;  Jan Olav Johannessen, Head of Research, SUS; Jan Skandsen, Medical Professional Advisor, PHBURA, SUS; Gro Christensen Peck, Head of Training and Research,  SUS; Liv Fevang, Lived Experience Training Consultant, SUS; Jan –Erik Nilsen, Consultant, SUS; Målfrid J Frahm Jensen, writer/Lived Experience Consultant/Stiftelsen PsykOpp;  Gunn Hinna, Advisor,  Stavanger City Council; Tone Haugland, Advisor, Mestringsenheten, Sandnes City Council; Henriette Rafoss Refseth, Psychological Professional Advisor KPHV, SUS; Kjetil Hustoft, Medical professional advisor, KPHV, SUS; Aida Naqasha, Conference Coordinator, Stiftelsen PsykOpp; Liv Sand, specialist in clinical psychology, BUP Hinna;  Sisilie Lunde, psychologist BUP, Helse Stavanger;  Annika Skandsen, specialist in clinical psychology; Kristin Hatløy, Head,  Gausel Treatment Centre; Hadje Pettersen, mental health nurse, SUS; Olav Thorsen, Klubbgata Medical Centre/SUS KPHV; Karin Smedvig, Mental Health Advisor KPHV; Åshild Skogerbø PhD, Clinic Head, BUP Madla; Liss Gøril Anda-Ågotnes, Psychologist/Trainer, FOU, SUS; Kristine Rørtveit, clinical specialist in mental health nursing, Phd.; Julie-Anne Osaland Rosså, Professional Development Consultant, SUS;  Anne Martha Kalhovde, Head of FOU, Jæren DPS; Ine Haver, social worker specialising in traumatic stress, Stavanger Child Protection Services; Dag Øystein Nordanger, psychologist/researcher, RVTS Vest; Finn Skårderud, psychiatrist/writer; Siri Gjesdahl, Head Barns Beste.